Its either perfectly nipped at the waist and absolutely constraining on my hips, or perfect at the hips but so loose on the waist.
I know the best solution is a bandage dress but I'm not into dresses that wraps me up like a sausage. A lumpy bulgy one mind you, due to the stretch fabric.
If you're wondering if this is another post lamenting about the injustice of having a hip size bigger than my waist, you all can take a big sigh of relief. Cos its the opposite.
Last week, I saw a dress. A little black toga dress.
I tried it on, I fell in love with it immediately. It fit me like a dream (altho I still have a bit of bulging tummy but who doesnt??)
Altho it was ridiculously marked down, it was still pricey.
I decided to put it at back despite Mr. Wonderful's insistence that I get it cos he thinks I look hot in it. *rolls yes*
Now, a week later after much deliberation and a strange reoccurring dream of me wearing that dress. I went back, tried it, realised I wasn't dreaming when it still fitted me perfectly but still have that damn tummy bulge.
There and then, I said, "Its now or never"
I got it. For $95 ish. It was marked down further.
I am so glad I waited.
Here's the dress with the beautiful beaded details on the sleeve and the bodice. (PS. Just realised that the sleeve is so like the puffy sleeve of my national costume. Haha!)
I have no idea where I should wear it still (I have 3 events in mind) but its always good to have a little black dress in your closet.
Consider it an investment. Don't have one? Get one. A good quality one and not the Bugis Street variety. Make sure the cut and silhouette is timeless and classic so it doesn't pass with the trends.
Oh and I know you'll ask where I got it from. Dresscode, Level 1 of The Cathay. Its a multi label boutique, I saw a Marc by Marc Jacob Bag and Lanvin for H&M shoes. Dresses are mostly Hong Kong High street fashion lines. Not sure when the sale end tho